Dating women with children pros and cons
As for scenarios 1 and 3, though, I would worry: Walking and holding hands are my idea of heaven.
Pro You have someone new to invite to family gatherings. Pro Your grown children will stop bugging you to "get out there and find someone." Con Your grown children will start bugging you about something else — most likely something that involves your faulty parenting from ages ago.
Michael says that assumptions lead to miscommunication, which can be doubly disastrous when there are young kids involved.
If you're on the dating scene, chances are you've been on a date with or come across the profile of someone who has a child or two from a previous relationship.
And if you're someone who doesn't have children, that particular detail can bring up a whole lot of questions.
"The situation is so different depending on your partner, their children, and the relationship they have with their ex," says Dawn Michael, Ph D, a sexologist and relationship expert based in California.
"But there are a few things that are pretty much standard across the board." The most important thing for you to realise is that your partner's priority will most likely always be their children, especially if their custody agreement means that they have the children for the majority of the time, or they have sole custody.Pro You confirm your attractiveness to the opposite sex. Pro You get to experience new places, activities and foods you never would have discovered on your own. Pro You learn what you like in other people — and what you might like to change in yourself.